Florida REPUBLICAN Senators Vote for Massive Gun Control Bill

Official Communication by Marion P. Hammer
Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director
NRA Past President

Bill Galvano
Bill Galvano: He's back for more gun control and it appears likely that Bloomberg's $500,000.00 “donation” to Senate President Bill Galvano is behind yet another Galvano gun control bill. — SB-7028 — an admitted priority of Galvano.

Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- On Monday, 1/13/20, it happened again. Senate President Bill Galvano picked a fight with Floridians who believe in the constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. It is well known — even by the media — that in 2018 Bill Galvano orchestrated the creation and passage of the “Parkland Gun Control Bill.” And, of course, it didn't stop gun crime or criminals. It only took away the rights of law-abiding people.

So now, he's back for more gun control and it appears likely that Bloomberg's $500,000.00 “donation” to Senate President Bill Galvano is behind yet another Galvano gun control bill. — SB-7028 — an admitted priority of Galvano.

All but one of the Republican Senators on the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee put Galvano's wishes ahead of principle, the Constitution, their Oath of Office and YOU, their constituents and voted for a gun control bill.

FORGET that some of them were not truthful with NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida about supporting the Second Amendment. REMEMBER, they KNOW gun control doesn't work. They know that only law-abiding people obey the law and criminals don't care what the law says.

When RINOs (Republican In Name Only) vote like Anti-gun Democrats, one has to wonder how many real Republicans are left in the Florida Senate.

If Senate Republicans, who vote for gun control, don't care about compromising their own integrity, you have to wonder if they care about what they are doing to the character the Republican Party?

Michael Bloomberg is no friend to Republicans! He's running in the Democratic Primary for President of the US on an anti-gun platform. Why are Senate Republicans doing his bidding?

You can ask them:

***IMPORTANT NEW DEVELOPMENT***

The media is now reporting that House Speaker Jose Oliva and Governor Ron DeSantis are pushing back against this massive gun control bill. Speaker Oliva and Governor DeSantis are to be commended for working to protect Second Amendment rights. They KNOW gun control doesn't stop crime or criminals.

BACKGROUND:

SB-7028 by the Committee on Infrastructure & Security is a gun control bill. Among other things, it contains a massive two-pronged Universal Background Check system that is the worst I have ever seen.

It is clearly meant to simply ban all private sales of firearms through red tape and fear.

This bill contains so much red tape and nonsense that there is almost no way a law-abiding person could comply.

The only thing we know for sure is that this bill will only stop law-abiding people from exercising a constitutional right and it will be completely ignored by criminals.

Voting in favor of this bill is like a doctor giving a patient an antibiotic for a virus. The doctor knows an antibiotic won’t cure the illness but at least he can make people think he’s “doing something.”

Supporting a bill so you can say you’re doing something is “political eyewash.”

This bill is nothing less than GUN CONTROL ON STEROIDS.

Any person of SOUND MIND knows that only law-abiding people obey the law and that criminals don’t care what the law says.

Make no mistake, 4 Senators who claim to be Republicans voted for massive gun control: Not to uphold their oath of office; not to protect and defend the Constitution; not to represent the rights of law-abiding gun owners in their districts.

The article below is reprinted with permission.

The News Service of Florida

SENATE PANEL BACKS GUN CONTROL MEASURE

January 13, 2020
Dara Kam

TALLAHASSEE — Over the objections of the National Rifle Association, a Senate panel Monday unanimously signed off on a far-reaching measure that would close the gun-show “loophole,” create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and set aside $5 million to establish a “statewide strategy for violence prevention.”

The proposal (SB 7028) is a priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, as evidenced by the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee’s consideration and passage of the measure the day before the 2020 legislative session begins.

The sweeping legislation would require background checks and a three-day waiting period for firearms sold “on property to which the public has the right of access,” such as “a flea market, a gun show, or a firearm exhibit.”

The measure would also mandate that guns be securely stored in households and other places where minors under age 18 — up from the current threshold of 16 — could have access to the weapons.

The bill also would create a new section of law that would require guns to be stored to prevent access “by a person of unsound mind.”

And the proposal would impose new requirements for private gun sales. Under the measure, individuals who sell guns to other people would be required to fill out a form that would include the name, date of birth and identification information of the purchaser. The affidavit, which would include background questions aimed at ensuring the purchaser is eligible to buy a gun, would have to be notarized.

The measure contains “the worst universal background check language I have ever seen,” Marion Hammer, the NRA’s Florida lobbyist and a former president of the national gun-rights organization, told the Senate panel.

“It appears to be an actual attempt to ban private sales through red tape and fear,” she said. “Asking average citizens to create what amounts to a government form and get it notarized is ridiculous.”

The legislation is “nothing less than gun control on steroids,” Hammer said.

But committee Chairman Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, said the legislation “just makes sense.”

The Senate’s proposal comes as mass shootings in Florida and throughout the nation continue to rise. At least 81 people have died in mass shootings scattered throughout Florida over the past three years.

In 2018, the Legislature for the first time in decades passed a handful of gun-control measures after a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 students and faculty members and injured 17 others.

Lee, a former Senate president, said he empathized with gun owners who are exercising their Second Amendment rights.

“I know that you don’t see NRA members in the headlines of these mass shootings,” he told reporters following Monday’s meeting. “But we have a job to do. We can’t just sit by idly while our children are killing children and pretend this isn’t happening.”

While the Senate measure is a Galvano priority, it lacks a companion measure in the House. Lee said House leaders are “well aware we're working on this.”

“Frankly, a lot of this is going to happen president-to-speaker and work down from there. But they’re very well aware that this is a priority for the president,” he said.


Unified Sportsmen of FloridaAbout Unified Sportsmen of Florida;

Unified Sportsmen of Florida was organized in 1976 for the purpose of protecting the firearms rights of all law-abiding firearms owners in Florida.

Contact:

Unified Sportsmen of Florida
110-A South Monroe Street
P.O.Box 1387
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
850-222-9518

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Just emailed Debbie Mayfield, my elected senator for district 17 in Florida. Awaiting her response to this SB 7028 issue.

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I agree with Bloomersberg and Galvano… (for the slow minded among us…that’s sarcasm,) “Gun violence” must be controlled. We should try a law…..How about God’s “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Ooops, tried that, didn’t work. How about man’s Murder 1; Murder 2; Manslaughter. There that will do it. Ooops, those didn’t work. Let’s try 22,000+ laws against the “….shall not be infringed.” of The Second Amendment. There, that will surely do it. Ooops, didn’t stop “gun violence”, but does control those pesky pro-Constitution patriots. Well, maybe just one more law from “take them all if I could” Ditzy Diane, “Never worked… Read more »

StLPro2A
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StLPro2A

A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys, which is his true agenda. In 1958. the late Col Jeff Cooper, handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy, stated, “Killing is a matter of will, not weapons. You cannot control the act itself by passing laws about the means employed.” The bad guy with a gun…..or the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the terribly distraught family member of a gun shooting victim…….or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder…..are the politician’s Useful Idiot Tools to achieve his power and control agenda. The… Read more »

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Gun control laws do not work never have never will. Why is that? Because criminals do not pay attention to laws. Criminal equals law breaker what is so difficult to understand about that? Gun laws only disarm law abiding citizens making them more vulnerable and much less safe. However, the dimms, and disgustingly even some republicans it looks like, do not want them to work. If they did work no more laws would be necessary and that is against everything the dimms stand for. Their objective is gun confiscation. “Total confiscation.” The dimms see the gun confiscation as something that… Read more »

truthman
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truthman

Bloombergs funding and dates to the dirtbag galvano:

09/04/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 200,000.00
10/26/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 300,000.00

the link to the dirtbags bill:

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/7028

RJL
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RJL

Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination… The Impoverished Deadly Agenda… “Seemingly utopian pacifists are free to profess their love of a weapon-free world, but they must start by disarming the evil, criminal and tyrannical. Disarming the public is a vent for their twisted fear and hatred, a grotesque affront to freedom, and unacceptable. Disarming an innocent person is an act of violence.” “Guns save lives. Guns stop crime. Guns are why America is still free.” “The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties.”… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

R J L, you are 100% correct. I have not heard anyone explain it better. You can also find the mandate and authorization in Scripture. Look up Luke 22:36, there is no higher authority! We Christians are bound to follow human law unless is goes against BIBLICAL law which obviously out ranks it. Can you imagine how much better life would be if everyone lived the 10 commandments? How about just the two most important ones?

Arm up, carry on.

Jaque
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Jaque

Florida is changing rapidly and its new residents are embracing communism as its religion. The massive influx of Communist retirees from the northeast and latinos who overwhelmingly oppose guns in private hands has taken Florida by storm. Megabuck donors as in Soros and Bloomberg are buying their way to gun control. I have lived in Florida for 65 years and don’t remember this many efforts against private ownership of firearms. This past race for the governor was too close for comfort, with the communist former mayor of Jacksonville Andrew Gillum a close second to now governor Ron Disantis. Gillum ran… Read more »

retired&happy
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retired&happy

Not all “latinos” are for gun control. I have lived in the U.S. since 1962 (citizen since 1973) after fleeing communism in Cuba. This might be true of the invasion of latinos from south of the border that are used to government being in control of everything, but it is certainly not true of the great majority of Cubans. The biggest problem we have, like you mentioned, is the great influx of liberals that fled the communist states up north because of the “sh*thole” they created and come down here to create the same crap they fled from. Look at… Read more »

chiefton
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chiefton

“This might be true of the invasion of latinos from south of the border that are used to government being in control of everything, but it is certainly not true of the great majority of Cubans.” My question to those Latinos who fled up from the south is this; If you fled your country because of the government controls, why in the world would you want to give your new country those same controls you fled?

Finnky
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Finnky

@chiefton – Perhaps because in those countries despite draconian government, they are not in control. Takes some thought and introspection to recognize that the lack of control is largely due to draconian government – changing friends into enemies.

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

There are several reasons –
1) Most of these “immigrants” don’t move here because of government controls, they come here for 1) freebies, and/or 2) to chase a better lifestyle.
2) The majority of socialists don’t understand socialism, and hey definitely have no understanding of conservatism, so they vote what they know.
3) The majority of people are gullible, and believe all of the promises that politicians on the left make.
4) When you’re born stupid, you’ll die stupid! You might be rich but you’ll still be stupid!

WhiteRose
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WhiteRose

‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer…the hidden history of the billionaires…..’The Devils Chessboard’ by David Talbot,

Circle8
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Circle8

This clown of a politician is only back because someone paid him. He is lazy and probably to stupid to do anything by himself. If he was at least half a man he would join the party that matches his thinking, either the Socialist or Communist party. He does care about school safety only more control to make America a slave nation.

Tionico
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Tionico

If the Florida lawmakers REALLY want to prevent future school massacres, they need to enact some laws that mandate felony level criminal activity be prosecuted, even if it does “cost” the LE agency refusing to prosecute some federal prize money. The dirtbag kid who perpetrated that mass murder at Parkland School had commited at least four felony level crimes.. for which he was never charged. HAD the Cowards of Broward County actually CHARGED him with even ONE, he’d not have been able to purchase his murder rifle through an FFL. SUre, he MAY have gotten it through some other means,… Read more »

Levelhead
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Levelhead

Money, money, money, money. Follow the money. And power to control other people. Who benefits is the question to ask. And the answer to power and money is VOTE. I’m tired of listening to people say “I don’t vote because it doesn’t matter.” Remember that politicians lose their ability to collect money from citizens and the Bloombergs of the world if they don’t get elected. Vote or shut up. You can sit around and blabber about your rights but if you don’t vote you don’t have any rights.

Frdmftr
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Frdmftr

Has anyone considered filing charges against these criminal frauds for perjury of their oaths of office? Perjury is a “high crime” and justifies impeachment.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Frd, Prosecutors file charges, not the general public. Prosecutors are political party members and are part of the fraud that you correctly identify.

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

Grand Jury: Anyone can bring a case to the Grand jury; the People, Sheriff, Coroner or a prosecutor. No one can be refused access to the Grand Jury. Anyone who tries to prevent People access is guilty of obstruction of justice.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stripe, Never even heard of a private person bringing a case to a grand jury. What is the paperwork on that?

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven
Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stripe, I copied the following from your reference:
DIVERSITY
We the People of Kent County, unite and reawaken the Common Law Grand Jury which supersedes all other government entities.

The internet is replete with this made up foolishness. Please do not be deceived by it.

If you want to know about the grand jury system, please see: Representation of Witnesses Before Federal Grand Juries by the National Lawyers Guild.

Will
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Will

@Stripe,I think your confused about Grand Juries. Private citizens can’t bring a case at all. GJ’s normally consist of 23 members (jurors) who examine the validity of witness accusations and sometimes evidence before it goes to trial. Mostly done in secret with gag orders imposed. I believe your thinking of something else.

willyd
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willyd

Wild Bill: With all of the nonsense about the Demo-Rats and their taking guns away, just look at who is behind this bill, a Rino Repubo-Rat, it isn’t just the Demo-Rats, it all is boiling down to they all want to disarm us, and do away with the 2nd Amendment Totally, boils down to Police ,Private security, for the Politicians, and the Elite class for protection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Until election reform is put into place, we will have bought and paid for politicians on both sides. Term limits, the kind with bars are the only solution against corruptable purchased officials who care only to get elected or stay elected. This goes for those that pay for them as well.
Buying elections is as crooked as it gets because they can now get both parties to do Bloomberg’s and Soros’ bidding.

Tionico
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Tionico

Term limits won’t fix a thing, After two terms even the Good Guys we want to keep around disappear. The root problem is lazy and stupid voters. Exhibits One through Four: the newly elected four congresscritters AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Whatzername. Voters gave THEM their votes, didn’t they? Would term limits have prevented that? WHO is at fault, the corrupt eedjjits standing for office, or the lazy eedjits who bought their charade and gave them their votes? HOW would term limits prevent this going forward?

Finnky
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Finnky

@Tionico – Recently read article about gobs of campaign money Absent Of Cortex has raised for 2020 election. The mind boggles at foolishness of those who either believe in her (????) or believe that she has moral fortitude to remain bought (if that is their intent).

USA
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USA

Look no further for perpetrators of false flag events, these are the people who planned to send us to the Bill Ayers re-education/extermination camps. These people are why there is a rash of child abductions sweeping the country right now. Those who give these puppets their marching orders from behind the curtain will stop at nothing to get Trump so they can avoid the rope and kill us.

Justista
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Justista

I urge every American to watch Project Veritas videos on Bernie Sanders staff workers and the violence they are promoting all over America in the near future if they don’t get their way. “Gulags, pull them from their homes by their hair, kill them(us) and burn their bodies in the streets, cities across America will burn!” You owe it to yourself to look them up and watch them. There are at least two of them and it’s spooky to hear what they really think and intend. It will make you less tolerant of those who wish to disarm you to… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Justista, I looked this up myself. There really IS a Bernie staffer that is saying cities will burn, light people on fire and put people in gulags if Bernie is not elected but especially if Trump is re elected. Wow, what a world we live in. Why can’t we live in peace? Why can’t they let us live in peace? Greed, selfishness, love of money and power and the hatred for what is inside themselves. If these commies, or anybody else comes calling on my family, I will do what I have to do to protect them. That goes for… Read more »

USA
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USA

DB, They are openly declaring they will burn cities and execute Trump supporters but then we knew all this many years ago and Revelation proves it’s truth. They are really pissed off about His return.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

U.S.A., even just 30 years ago the kind of threats these people are doing would have been followed up on and if verified, they would be dealt with for the evil they are planning or doing. Even some 40, 50 or 60 years ago, if a socialist, communist wanted to run for office they would have also been dealt with for the evil it is. It’s sad that our nation has fallen this far but, make no mistake, it is exactly the situation Kruchev said he would use to destroy America. He, Kruchev said this in a speech at the… Read more »

willyd
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willyd

DB: Kruchev also said in that speech that we would destroy the US from within, I do remember that speech, and I thought at the time he might be right, and 54 years later I’m seeing it happen with the loonies that are trying to destroy OUR CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!!!! I took an oath when I went into the Army to protect it from ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC, I never turned on that oath and never will!!!!!!!!!!

RoyD
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RoyD

If they don’t want none, best they don’t start none.

jack mac
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jack mac

This shows that all elected public servants are aware the benefits of governing unarmed civilians instead of armed citizens. May be all might not so desire, but most do. Until a more anti-Democrat party is established, voting Republican is what to do. There appears to be no Republican official who is even vocally near pro-gun, as Democrats are anti-gun. Our law makers need to prove that they are not part of the public servant usurping insurrection against the authority of private citizens.

Bobocat
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Bobocat

The whole point is, and I have stated this before, the only reason the left wants to take away our right to defend ourselves is at some point they feel like they will have to take the country by force and not through the constitutional system we have now. If we remember there was some rumbling of a private army financed by the people like Soros. At that time it was reported that some 30 million were in the coffers for this purpose. They want this country so bad they are willing to kill for it. So, let’s take away… Read more »

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

Everyday run of the mill communists.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I’ve posted this before, I’ll post it again… There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans and platitudes of gun control, civilian disarmament, public safety, gun violence epidemics, commonsense restrictions, loopholes, Second Amendment rights and other sophisticated and nuanced and ultimately irrelevant sophistries that dance around and completely avoid the blunt and brutally honest point of lethal, military grade weapons in the hands of civilians. They are in those hands for one purpose, and one purpose only. That purpose is cold, unmistakable and ruthless. It is to enable free men… Read more »

joefoam
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joefoam

Apparently the RINOs failed history class in school. There is a high political costs for enacting gun control legislation. Hope the citizens of FL are paying attention and will remember at the voting booth or they may be living in VA south soon.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

They also failed basic English comprehension. You know,understanding the meaning of those four pesky words…SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

nod
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nod

I am astounded at the gun control going on in Florida. I moved from there in late 2018 and everything was still pretty good. That’s considering Scott and Rubio threw us under the bus, it still wasn’t too bad. I lived there for twenty two years and really liked it and gun control wasn’t an issue. Oh well, I am sure in time the gun control will follow me to TN.

Will
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Will

Someone on this site recently said don’t ever,never vote for socialist/democrats! I just want to yell that again,…NEVER DO THAT!

USA
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USA

Will, Also gotta check under the republicans hood for Rhino skin when voting which may prove to be as difficult as getting a date in Cali that doesn’t have a penis.

Terry
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Terry

RINO

StreetSweeper
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StreetSweeper

How is a $500,000 “donation” even legal?

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

That’s something that has to STOP.

moe mensale
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moe mensale

Bloomberg’s Political Action Committee (Everytown For Gun Safety) donates to Galvano’s PAC (Innovate Florida). Far different limitations than for individuals.

truthman
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truthman

Bloombergs funding and dates to the dirtbag galvano:

09/04/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 200,000.00
10/26/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 300,000.00

Circle8
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Circle8

I did not know that Republicans in Florida joined the Communist and Socialist party. It is obvious they have because the little twerp bloomberg GAVE THESE politicians a half a million dollars. I for one am glad to know those REPUBLICANS can be bought. It makes it easier to identify these TRAITORS TO AMERICA in our election. Americans can print or electronically distribute information identifying our Floridian Traitors? Who are they going to endorse next MS-13 members. That will make them happy.

Nanashi
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Nanashi

Marrion Hammer warning us about someone she failed to oppose for years…

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

ANOTHER BACK STABBING, OATH DISAVOWING BOUGHT AND PAID FOR TRAITOR. It sure looks like at least half of the government is actively trying to force a civil war.

Arm up, carry on.

Robert
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Sure does look that way

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

The will lose big time. And the 2nd amendment Militias will rise again.

USA
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USA

My money is wagered upon far less reptilian Rinos on the side of America than previously estimated so I’m staying with my original 10 at most count although everything is the DemoNazis fault.